Update - 7 August, 2019: A second Mornington Racecourse (VIC) show has been announced on 19 January, 2020 as well as a second Sandstone Point Hotel show (Bribie Island) on 29 February, 2020; tickets for both shows on sale from 9am EST 8 August.
In 2020, the Red Hot Summer Tour celebrates a decade of Red Hot Rock.
In true style, the 2020 line-up is hot enough to burn through four months of dates. ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees Hunters & Collectors are reuniting to headline the dates, and they'll be bringing a few special guests along with them.
The Red Hot Summer Tour was launched in 2011, with a line-up of three artists and six shows throughout Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia. A decade later, the event will visit Queensland, both the metro centre and the Tropical North, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania.
“The past 10 years have gone so fast and we have been so proud to see the Red Hot Summer Tour continue to grow each year,” Promoter Duane McDonald says. “The support we have received from audiences has been phenomenal. To everyone who has attended a Red Hot Summer Tour show over the last decade – thank you. You are the reason we do what we do, and will continue to bring you the best quality music experience, every year. We can’t wait to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Red Hot Rock with music fans around the country.”
Hunters & Collectors disbanded over two decades ago and have only performed a handful of times since. Banding together for this tour is apt, considering the band's great ability to play in a festival environment.
James Reyne has been a part of Australian rock for decades. From his time fronting Australian Crawl through to his solo endeavours, James' music is a part of Australian history.
The Living End
The Living End are considered as Australian rock royalty for good reason. They've played far and wide, and have gone to #1 on the ARIA Chart on multiple occasions. Their eighth studio album 'Wunderbar' was released in September 2018.
It's been over four decades since Rick and John Brewster co-founded iconic band The Angels, and they've penned some truly anthemic tracks. With a backlog including 'Long Line', 'Marseille', 'Be With You', 'After The Rain', 'Shadow Boxer', and 'Mr Damage', they're sure to rock.
In the 1990s, Baby Animals burst on to the scene with sassy lead singer Suze DeMarchi. She proved girls can rock just as hard as guys, kicking some serious rock butt with hits like 'Rush You', 'Early Warning', and 'One Word'.
It's an anniversary celebration for Killing Heidi as well. Two decades since their debut 'Reflector' – which housed huge songs such as 'Weir' and 'Mascara' – Killing Heidi have been catapulted into international superstar status.
Last but not least, Boom Crash Opera celebrate the 30th anniversary of their ARIA Top Ten album 'These Are Crazy Times' in 2020. To make the occasion even more special, the band are excited to welcome back Dale Ryder who will lead the vocal charge.
Red Hot Summer 2020 Tour Line-Up
Hunters & Collectors James Reyne The Living End The Angels Baby Animals Killing Heidi Boom Crash Opera Tickets for the Red Hot Summer Tour go on sale 9am Thursday 8 August.